Robert Pattinson for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire?

News Simon Brew 23 May 2012 - 06:10

Could Twilight star Robert Pattinson be signing up for The Hunger Games sequel?

And a very warm welcome to rumour of the day. With work all but done for him, save for promotional duties, on Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2, Robert Pattinson will soon be a man without a franchise. Yet it seems as though Lionsgate may have plans for him.

A rumour has sprung up that suggests Pattinson is on the firm's wanted list for its second The Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire. Production on Catching Fire is set to start this autumn, ahead of the movie's planned release in November 2013. And apparently, Pattinson is being sought for the role of Finnick Odair (a previous winner of The Hunger Games).

What gives the rumour just a little bit of added weight is the involvement of Francis Lawrence. Lawrence has been chosen to direct Catching Fire, and is busy preparing for the shoot now. Lawrence's last film? That'd be Water For Elephants, which just happened to star Robert Pattinson.

We'll keep you posted on the rumour (and right now, it is just that), and for now, you can read more about it here.

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